Sunday, 20 September 2020
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Preparing for the permit

Preparing for the permit

Development of the new visitor facilities and café at the Lakes Entrance Fishermen’s Limited (LEFL) site on Bullock Island is well advanced, with the planning application recently lodged with East Gippsland Shire Council. The project involves construction of an on-water café, colocation of the existing ‘Off the Wharf’ fresh fish sales outlet into the new building and an all abilities access...
DELWP puts the brakes on G-Wagens

DELWP puts the brakes on G-Wagens

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has grounded 250 of its Mercedes-Benz G-Wagens across the state that were operational during the summer bushfires. The Advertiser has been told the vehicles have been sidelined while awaiting new brake hose replacement systems. There are reportedly no such systems in the country at present. The secretary of the Australian Workers...
Donations in isolation for fire-affected

Donations in isolation for fire-affected

Have you been undergoing a spring clean this autumn while the community practices isolation? Do you have items you no longer need that might be of use to someone else in these difficult times? GIVIT is an online donation platform that could see such items reach right where they need to go, and all without you needing to leave home.Relatively new to Victoria, GIVIT is a national online charity...
Fast-tracked planning permits

Fast-tracked planning permits

The State Government is ensuring bushfire-affected East Gippslanders can more easily rebuild their homes and businesses by fast tracking the planning process. Under the new streamlined process, applications to rebuild dwellings or businesses damaged or destroyed by bushfire after January 1, 2019, will be exempt from some planning requirements – meaning permit applications can be assessed much...
Local history repeating in isolation

Local history repeating in isolation

How easily we Australians slipped into a new daily routine during this current COVID-19 shut down. Without fuss, most of us have used tales shared by our parents and grandparents, (those who lived through the 1940 war years), to stock up pantries and cupboards, dig and plant out vegetable gardens and to bunkerdown to patiently wait. We have made good use of the time in shut-down: cleaning out...
$9m McEachern upgrade

$9m McEachern upgrade

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government will provide more than $32 million for Princes Highway safety and infrastructure upgrades as part of a package of works stretching from Sale to Genoa, including an improvement to Bairnsdale’s McEachern Street.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, and local MP, Darren Chester,...

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